TuES News Family Newsletter

September 10, 2021

From the Principal

Dear Timberwolves,

We are excited to wrap up day 15 of our students in the building. Our students are fully in the swing of their daily routines and doing a great job following school expectations. We appreciate your continued partnership as we navigate this school year together.

Carrie Zimmerman

Frederick County Public Schools Update

FCPS is asking for your help keeping all our schools and communities safe. Please review the list of COVID-19 symptoms below with your student prior to leaving for school every day. You will be provided a weekly communication reminder of this requirement. Students who are ill or are experiencing symptoms are expected to remain at home.

Parents/Guardians are required to screen their student(s) daily with the following to three questions:

(a) Has your student tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days?

(b) Has your student been in close contact* with anyone who is either a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?

(c) Is your student currently experiencing or displaying, any ONE of the following COVID-19 symptoms?

  • Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) or higher
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New onset of severe headache
  • New loss of taste or smell

If the answer is YES to any of the above statements, your student should not come to school. Please contact your healthcare provider with any questions regarding next steps for your student.

Thank you for your cooperation.


We appreciate the open dialogue we have already had with our TuES families regarding student attendance. We want to keep this dialogue open, but would like to offer guidance if you have further questions related to student attendance at school.

Student Absences:

  • Do not need to be called in.
  • Are to be reported via email to: TUES.Attendance@fcps.org
  • Students having COVID-19 symptoms must quarantine for 10 days, OR may return prior to the 10 days with one of the following:
    • Negative PCR or Rapid Antigen Covid-10 Test Result.
    • Alternative diagnosis from a health care provider.
    • Your child may bring paper documentation of either of these with them upon return to school and take directly to the Health Room, AND/OR you may share this documentation via email to TUES.Attendance@fcps.org
  • COVID-19 questions may be directed to Frederick County COVID Call Center @ 240-201-9573.

Procedure for Early Student Dismissal:

  • Parents do not need to call prior to pick-up.
  • Bring ID.
  • Come to the front door, ring bell.
  • When bell is acknowledged - Please state your name, relationship to student, and student name.
  • In order to minimize lost instruction time, students will be called for dismissal when you arrive.
  • Front Office Staff will verify parent/emergency contact's ID.

Returning to School from Appointment:

  • Ask for an absence note/excuse from practice visited.
  • Parent with student will ring bell and enter school.
  • Student will give note/excuse to Front Office Staff.
  • Student will be signed into school and given pass to class.

Change of Student's Transportation Home:

  • Whenever possible should be discussed with student prior to the start of the school day.
  • Needs to be called into the Tuscarora Front Office as early as possible, and PRIOR to 2:30 to ensure the message gets to the student.